“160 km is not everything” 134-win great pitcher, the ‘real’ reason why he was surprised by Dong-ju Moon
“Now it’s going to be a big deal.”
Hanwha ‘Fireballer’ Moon Dong-ju (20) hit 160km per hour. It rocked the baseball world. SSG coach Kim Won-hyeong (51) also gave up.
Coach Won-Hyung Kim said, ahead of the 2023 KBO League regular season Samsung game held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 13th, “I am a pitcher who has never been able to throw 150 km per hour. He laughed, saying, “I also want to throw 160km per hour.”
He continued, “We showed that Korean players can also throw 160 km per hour. Isn’t it throwing 150 km per hour on average? He’s a great pitcher. The next-generation ace has come out,” he explained.
Moon Dong-ju started the game against KIA the day before and showed quality start (QS) pitching with 6 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs. It was a hot fight.
The more interesting aspect is redemption. In the first inning against Park Chan-ho, he sprayed 160km per hour. 159km/h on the Gwangju KIA Champions Field display board, 161km/h on the PTS (Pitch Tracking System), the official KBO record company, and 160km/h on Trackman, the tracking system for the Hanwha club. The KBO official record is 160.1 km per hour.
Among domestic pitchers, he sprayed the fastest ball ever. 160 km/h is, of course, the first. Kiwoom Ahn Woo-jin threw 160 km per hour at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park last year, but it was not recognized as an official record.
Despite such a tumultuous situation, director Kim Won-hyung paid attention to the other side. “Restriction is not everything. Whether it’s 140 km/h, 150 km/h, or 160 km/h, you have to put it well in the strike zone. Moon Dong-ju becomes this side. He is a pitcher who ‘becomes a game’,” he explained.
He emphasized, “It can be put in the strike zone, and it can also be a breaking ball. The speed is 150 km per hour on average. It’s really amazing. Now, when the ball is perfected, it will be a real big deal. That’s all that’s left. I’m looking forward to it.” 안전놀이터
It is difficult for any pitcher to have poor control. Even if you spray 170 km instead of 160 km per hour, it is meaningless if it is a ball. Moon Dong-ju is not like that. he becomes the ninth It also has a change gear.
It is no exaggeration to say that baseball fans are watching a pitcher they have never seen before. There are reasons to be surprised by manager Kim Won-hyung, who has won 134 games in his career.